Duke Energy Corp (DUK) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts

Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) has risen 4.91% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500.

Arbor Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Duke Energy Corp. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 464,962 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $38,866,000 after purchasing an additional 7,764 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor held 12,142 shares of the power generation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.02 million, up from 5,443 at the end of the previous reported quarter. They now have a $78.00 target price on the utilities provider's stock.

First Citizens Bank & Trust Co, which manages about $768.13 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE:TMO) by 3,839 shares to 13,701 shares, valued at $2.59 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) has risen 8.31% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.64% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. The company has a current ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. It improved, as 48 investors sold DUK shares while 344 reduced holdings.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. 391.64 million shares or 1.95% more from 384.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mai Mngmt, Ohio-based fund reported 6,698 shares. Pax Ww Limited Liability holds 5,903 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Blackrock accumulated 21,642 shares. 80,130 were accumulated by Ing Groep Nv. Moreover, Smith Chas P Associate Pa Cpas has 0.21% invested in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 17,786 shares. Raymond James & Assoc stated it has 1.96 million shares. Management Of Virginia Lc has invested 0.36% in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK). Comerica Bancorporation invested in 0.15% or 230,136 shares. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0.01% in Kforce Inc. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has 278,995 shares.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) gained 1.11% with the closing price of $77.59. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Duke Energy, 0 give it "Buy", 2 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". Therefore 56% are positive. Duke Energy Corp has a 12 month low of $72.93 and a 12 month high of $91.80. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "equal weight" rating and issued a $83.00 price objective (down previously from $85.00) on shares of Duke Energy in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $86.27. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, January 16 by SunTrust. SunTrust maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Monday, October 23.

In other Duke Energy news, COO Dhiaa M. Jamil sold 500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 28th.

Among 33 analysts covering Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Argus Research. The stock has "Hold" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, January 10. Therefore 30% are positive. Cedar Fair had 25 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:C) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Friday, October 16. Northland Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 7 report. As per Monday, February 6, the company rating was upgraded by Nomura. Lpl Financial Ltd Com holds 87,249 shares. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CIEN in report on Thursday, July 20 with "Buy" rating. As per Friday, September 18, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The firm has "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, January 6. Wellington Shields Cap Management Limited Com has invested 0.09% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Its up 0.02, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 54 investors sold HCP shares while 188 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 414 raised stakes. Smithfield Trust holds 4,444 shares. 5,200 are owned by Schroder Inv Mngmt Gp. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th were paid a dividend of $0.89 per share.

Investors sentiment is 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Cap Research Global Investors owns 14.31 million shares. 248.08 million shares or 7.58% more from 230.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 160,998 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $13,542,000 after acquiring an additional 11,758 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Savings Bank stated it has 281,689 shares. Georgia-based Invesco has invested 0.05% in Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN). Metropolitan Life Insurance Com Ny holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) for 332,381 shares.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 42 selling transactions for $3.01 million activity. About 9.39M shares traded or 73.66% up from the average. (NASDAQ:KFRC) shares were sold by LIBERATORE JOSEPH J. Shares for $1.38 million were sold by Rosch Francis C. (NYSE:VZ) for 29,294 shares. It also increased its holding in Consolidated Communications Ho (NASDAQ:CNSL) by 23,795 shares in the quarter, for a total of 106,443 shares, and has risen its stake in Union Bankshares Corp.

Analysts await Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) to report earnings on May, 8. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.81 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Duke Energy Corp will post 4.7 earnings per share for the current year. DUK's profit will be $791.68 million for 17.19 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Duke Energy Corporation now shows a Weekly Performance of 0.99%, where Monthly Performance is -0.44%, Quarterly performance is -11.92%, 6 Months performance is -11.56% and yearly performance percentage is -6.41%.

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